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Ghent: Guided City Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

1. Ghent: Guided City Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

Taste your way through Ghent on a guided food tour. Combine sightseeing with sampling local foods and learn about the city's culture from your guide. As you explore, see important icons such as the three medieval towers of Ghent: Saint Bavo Cathedral, Saint Nicholas' Church and the Belfry. The Belfry Tower is the tallest of its kind in Belgium and a Unesco World Heritage-listed site. Make sure to take some photos of these picture perfect sights. Meet your guide in the historic center of Ghent and set out on your foodie walking tour. As you walk, learn about local culture, discover the city's most important landmarks and find out why Ghent became famous for its street art. See Korenmarkt, a historic square located between the Old Harbour and Saint Nicholas' Church. Wander along cobblestone streets and admire the intersecting rivers that lend this historic town its character and name. You will also have the opportunity to see important architectural highlights, including the Ghent City Hall (stadhuis) and City Pavilion (Stadshal). Along the way, you'll make a total of 5 stops to savour the tastes of Ghent, sampling a food specialty or drink at each one. Every location has been carefully chosen, with an emphasis placed on small, locally owned businesses. Interact with the proprietors and hear their stories to gain insight into the city of Ghent and its people. Your tour comes to an end near the historic city center, the ideal spot to continue exploring on your own. 

Ghent: Guided City Tour with Chocolate Tastings

2. Ghent: Guided City Tour with Chocolate Tastings

This delicious tour takes you on a 2 hour journey through Ghent whilst you pamper your taste buds and let your endorphins have a party. Combine a walking tour with yummy chocolate related tastings without feeling guilty! Our Ghent Chocolate Tour starts at the Jacob Van Artevelde statue in the middle of Vrijdagmarkt, where your guide will welcome you and give a brief introduction. From there, you will go and explore the city center and make stops at Graslei, Korenlei, the three Ghent medieval towers (Saint Nicholas Church, Saint Bavo Cathedral and the Ghent Belfry) and of course the famous Graffiti Street. Learn about the connection between a famous chocolate and the World Expo, hear the story about two Greek brothers, their passion for this aphrodisiac and how one of them became world-famous. During your sightseeing tour, you will make 5 stops. Your tastings are all very different from one another as each place has its speciality. And for the real chocoholics, we do have special offers with some of our partners as part of the tour.

Walking Tour - Ghent City Highlights and Beyond

3. Walking Tour - Ghent City Highlights and Beyond

We start with a brief introduction at Vrijdagmarkt and then go on an explorer journey for 1.5 to 2 hours. During this time you will find out where the name Ghent comes from and visit the very origins of our city, which is almost 1400 years old. Explore sites such as our yacht harbour (Portus Ganda), the tree medieval towers (Saint Bavo Cathedral, the Ghent Belfry and Saint Nicholas Church) and the historical harbour with Graslei and Korenlei quays, where the hustle and bustle never ceases. It is the also area where all trade took place during the late medieval times, which resulted in Ghent being the most prosperous city in Northern Europe at the time. Ghent is however so much more then this. It is the home of 3 beguinages, some exquisite museums, parks, host of the 1913 World Expo and capital of street art (and we do not just mean the popular Graffiti Street). Furthermore, it is a lively city where visitors, residents and students meet. This tour is an ideal introduction to Ghent and combines history with the the latest developments. Ghent is a continuous evolving city and we are very proud to show her to the world! Your tour comes to an end near the historic city center, the ideal spot to continue exploring on your own. 

Ghent: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour with Light Meal

4. Ghent: Guided City Highlights Walking Tour with Light Meal

If you want to explore Ghent and discover different corners of our city and happen to be a foodie or just curious about what we locals eat, this is the perfect combination. This tour exists of 1.5 hours sightseeing and a meal. You guide will accompany you to the restaurant and sort everything out. Once you have received your meal, they will leave, so you can stay as long as you want, have a rest and enjoy the food. Part 1 (Walking Sightseeing Tour) You start with a brief introduction at the Jacob Van Artevelde statue, which is in the middle of Vrijdagmarkt Square. From there, you will visit the historical heart of the city and make stops at and hear about Graslei, Korenlei and the three medieval towers of Ghent (Saint Bavo Cathedral, Saint Nicholas Church and the Belfry of Ghent). Learn about why these two churches are so close to one another and about the Golden Dragon (not the beer!). You will also touch base with the Ghent street art scene and visit the most colourful alley of town: Graffiti Street. Your guide will also tell you about its history and if you bring a pencil, pen or even a paintbrush, you can add your initials if you want to leave your mark! En route, you will also explore some other sides of Ghent than just the historical centre, such as e.g. the arts quarter, the area where Charles V was born, the former armoury storage place of the Counts of Flanders and so on. Part 2 (A local meal) After your walking tour, it's time to get some good food. We work together with local, independent partners as we want to share an authentic experience, not a commercial one. Each place has a story and so has the food! We alternate lunch, so places can be different each day. Examples of meals we have had in the past are: a very traditional chips and beef stew meal, a traditional, local favourite or even vegan - a reference to Ghent's hipster lifestyle. Drinks are not included as we want to give you the choice for this. Please check inclusions and let us know the option you prefer (1 option per booking). We look forward to welcoming you!

Hen Party/Stag do - Ghent's Coolest, Interactive Dance Party

5. Hen Party/Stag do - Ghent's Coolest, Interactive Dance Party

If you want to do something that might be a little bit out of your comfort zone, yet will give you the time of your life, then this Ghent hen/stag activity is definitely something you may want to try. Dress up in your coolest fancy dress and everything you ever wanted to wear, but never got an opportunity for, because now is your moment! This is like silent disco, only.... It is not silent, you don't sing (but are of course welcome to), and you will not wear any headsets. Everyone is welcome! How does it work? -Your guide will give you a brief introduction and do a 5 min warm up. -They will then teach you a few simple moves that you can use during the activity -You will dance and party your way through Ghent and use your dance moves to impress whilst you stop at landmarks to learn about them. These include, but are not limited to the three medieval tours of Saint Bavo Cathedral, the Ghent Belfry, Saint Nicholas Church, Korenmarkt, Vrijdagmarkt, the Ghent Opera House, Graffiti Street, the City Hall and City Pavilion. Music We have different themes, so you can choose the theme that suits your group best. What we have done in the past: 80s, 90s, Disney, Eurovision. Abba, Disco, Queer Pop and Contemporary Pop. Please note that during the Ghent Festival (Gentse Feesten) that runs from 14 - 23rd July 2023, we run this tour on a daily basis with a different theme each day. Check on www.toursofghent.com for more details.

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4.9
(12 reviews)

Soohie was such a nice, knowledgeable and personal tour guide that our afternoon in Ghent was a successful experience despite the rain. Allergies could also be taken into account as there were only two of us. I thought it was great that the tour still took place because other providers often cancel if the number of participants is too low. I can absolutely recommend the tour. We'd love to come back. Thanks for the fun time and the photos we got. Delicious food, definitely don't plan dinner afterwards. See you soon

Our tour guide Sophie was just brilliant! Really friendly and knowledgeable about the City. We saw some great sights and had a taste of some wonderful Ghent food and more importantly Chocolates! Sophie was really fun with our family of 5 which was Birthday treat for my Mums 80th. My Mums name being Ghent too which made it even more interesting and fun. Thanks for looking after us all Sophie!

Our tour guide had great knowledge about Ghents history and it was obvious, that she absolutely loves her job. With her open and friendly manner, she showed us many beautiful and historically important places in Ghent. She also responded to our questions and was able to answer everything. We would definitely recommend this tour to everyone visiting Ghent for the first time!

The tour was great! Our guide Sofie was very knowledgeable, personable, and really brought a unique perspective to seeing the city of Gent. All tastings were well worth the price of the tour, highly recommend!

Very nice tour through Ghent and tasty tastings. The amount of food was quite large, we could have skipped lunch for it.